Friday 23 February 2018

McAfee sets Antrim on goal trail

Antrim 4-17, Derry 1-8

SHARP-SHOOTING Antrim breezed to their 10th title in a row with an impressive display at Casement Park.

The Saffrons were sharper all over the pitch, especially in attack, where Conor Johnston and Daniel McCloskey helped themselves to some fine scores.

Antrim took a 0-10 to 0-6 lead into the break and second-half goals from Sean McAfee, Daniel McKernan, McCloskey and Johnston wrapped it up.

Scorers -- Antrim: Conor Johnston, D MCloskey (0-4f) 1-5 each, D McKernan, Sean McAfee 1-1 each, Stephen McAfee 0-3, C Jennings, J McGreevy 0-1 each Derry: G Bradley 1-2, S Farren 0-3 (0-2f), T McCloskey 0-2 (0-1f, 0-1 '65'), M Warnock 0-1.

Antrim -- P Nugent; F Donnelly, N McFadden, L Pedan; S Rooney, M McVeigh, Ciaran Johnston; M Dudley, Stephen McAfee; J McGreevy, Conor Johnston, D McCloskey; Sean McAfee, N McKenna, D McKernan Subs: C Jennings for M Dudley, M Bradley for N McKenna, E Haggerty for M McVeigh, A McKinley for L Peden.

Derry -- C O'Kane; M Warnock, D Mullan, J O'Loughlin; E Crossan, B Og McGilligan, R Farren; G Bradley, C McGurk; L Murphy, K McIntye, N Farren; S Farren, T McCloskey, C Doherty Subs: P McGrath for K McIntyre, B Rodgers for N Farren, E Cassidy for T McCloskey, M Taggart for L Murphy

Ref -- J Devlin (Tyrone).

Irish Independent

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